*** Given the unprecedented global health crisis we currently face, Belvoir has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all performances of Son of Byblos. We are being cautious and following the government’s directive to restrict public gatherings. The health and safety of our audience, staff and actors is always our first priority.

If you purchased a ticket to Son of Byblos, please consider donating the amount to the producing company Brave New Word to help them recover costs involved in the production. To donate your ticketed amount or to discuss refund options call box office on 9699 3444 or email [email protected]***

Adam has everything under control. As each day passes and he knows what to expect: Casual sex when he wants it, his traditional Lebanese parents wrapped around his finger and the only person he can be his true self with, his cousin Claire, right by his side. He has a grip on it all and is content.

Until Claire announces her engagement to a man abroad in Lebanon. Claire, just like Adam, is gay.

With their truce shaken, Adam begins to lose his grip, little by little. Sex isn’t getting him high anymore and his parents start asking questions he hasn’t prepared answers to. His culture and sexuality clash and his truth becomes a beast the lies he’s used to telling won’t contain any longer.

Presented by Brave New Word Theatre Company.


Producer Luke Holmes and Joy Minter
Lighting Designer Sophie Pekbilimli
Stage Manager Sophie Dixon

Performance Times

Wednesday 8 July, 7.45pm (Preview)
Thursday 9 July, 7.45pm (Preview)
Friday 10 July, 7.45pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 11 July, 7.45pm
Tuesday 14 July, 6.45pm
Wednesday 15 July, 6.45pm
Thursday 16 July, 7.45pm
Friday 17 July, 7.45pm
Saturday 18 July, 7.45pm
Sunday 19 July, 5.15pm
Tuesday 21 July, 6.45pm
Wednesday 22 July, 6.45pm
Thursday 23 July, 7.45pm
Friday 24 July, 7.45pm
Saturday 25 July, 7.45pm


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What is 25A?

This show is part of 25A.

It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
They have produced and marketed it themselves.
They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

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Running Time and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.